Intrinsic dispersivity of randomly packed monodisperse spheres

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We determine the intrinsic longitudinal dispersivity l(d) of randomly packed monodisperse spheres by separating the intrinsic stochastic dispersivity l(d) from dispersion by unavoidable sample dependent flow heterogeneities. The measured l(d), scaled by the hydrodynamic radius r(h), coincide with theoretical predictions [Saffman, J. Fluid Mech. 7, 194 (1960)] for dispersion in an isotropic random network of identical capillaries of length l and radius a, for l/a=3.82, and with rescaled simulation results.
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JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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